Most weeks in 2018 we will be posting follow up resources to help you reflect on and apply what was preached each week.
This past Sunday we continued our sermon series to help us engage the season of Lent, “Meditations on the Life of Jesus” from the Gospel of John. Lent is a season where we symbolically enter the wilderness with Jesus. In many ways, life in this present age is like a wilderness journey. There is much sin, pain, suffering, hungering, and thirsting for something of substance. In the wilderness we are asked to walk by faith, God’s presence and power are not always obvious to us and in fact, God often seems hidden. To survive in the wilderness we must set our minds and hearts on Christ. This happens as we allow the scriptures to form our imagination, by which the Holy Spirit shines upon our hearts with the presence of Christ. We enter John’s Gospel from the wilderness journey and our longing is to look upon Christ-life through the many images John gives us to consider. This week we looked at the image John gives us of Jesus as the “word became flesh” and he “dwelt among us”.
Here is a link to this weeks sermon if you missed it - LINK
SCRIPTURE TO MEDITATE ON THIS WEEK:
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (ESV)
MC/DNA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- What does it mean that Jesus (the Word) took on flesh? Consider the fullness of this claim.
- What do we learn about God from the incarnation of Christ? How do we see him clearly?
- In what ways does it encourage you or give you hope to know that Jesus understands the realities of human struggles and experiences?
- Take a minute to read Hebrews 7:25, 4:14-16— How do these texts make you feel?
- What might it look like to continue to meditate upon Jesus as “word made flesh” as you go throughout your week?
Remember to download or pick up a copy of the Lent prayer guide. This is a daily guide that leads you to read, pray, and reflect on Christ in the scriptures and God’s presence at work in your life.